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News October 2021

Nigeria. Dashed hopes.

A year after the youth protests that shook the most populated country of Africa. The justice and peace commissions are not functioning except in Lagos; the youth are disillusioned; the police are licking their wounds; insecurity has increased. The government is still afraid of Twitter. On 8 October 2020, a peaceful protest began in Nigeria…

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The Talibans’ victory is boosting the jihadists’ morale in Africa.

The defeat of the US and their allies in Afghanistan is having consequences in Africa. It is boosting the morale of local jihadists and it has shown America’s allies on the continent that corrupt and unpopular regimes don’t last forever even when they are supported by a superpower. The American defeat in Kabul is having…

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Africa. Islamic finance. Followed only by a few.

Even though a significant increase in the numbers of those following Islam is expected, there are but a few governments in Sub Saharan Africa that invest in banking services in conformity with Sharia Law. According to estimates by the United States Think Tank Pew Research, during the next decades, the Islamic population in Sub Saharan…

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Afghanistan-Sahel: similarities and radical differences.

Two scenarios seem analogous. But if both are characterized by long years of involvement of foreign troops in countries with weak and unstable governments, the Jihadist groups active in the Sahel do not have the deep roots and experience of the Taliban. And the French will not completely abandon that territory. The dramatic consequences of…

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Advocacy

Cop 27. Emissions, loss and damage, finance: the decisions.

Cop 27 is over. A first step in climate justice, but zero progress on the central issue of CO2 emissions. The principle of a new fund…

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Baobab

The Tortoise and the Chimpanzee.

The Tortoise and the Chimpanzee had been friends for a very long time and so it was only natural that they should invite each other to…

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Youth & Mission

Pope urges African youth to be protagonists in shaping the…

Young people from nine different countries had a chance to each comment and ask a question to Pope Francis, during the online conversation. At the beginning…

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